242015Sep

10 Things to Do Daily to Beat Depression

Depression recovery is not a fast process. It’s a daily one. These are a few ideas and recommendations we make for individuals with depression. We don’t expect anybody to master all 10 of these at once! Just do whatever you can, however you can and take advantage of whatever resources you have. Get Enough Sleep…

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312015Jul
Gender Dysphoria and Transgendered People

Gender Dysphoria and Transgendered People

For a long time the T in the acronym “LGBT” was not often addressed by the media or the general public. Gay people reclaimed lost rights and gained power. Issues in the gay community began to come to light even outside of that community and positive changes were made. The transgender identity, however, stayed in…

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312015May

The Effects of Good Diet on Mental Health

Most depression, tension, irritability, anxiety and food craving symptoms have some biochemical cause in addition to their psychological cause, meaning they come from a brain deficient in feel-good chemicals. Prolonged stress can “use up” natural sedatives, stimulants, and pain relievers until the brain can’t keep up with the demand. Once these chemicals are gone, many…

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272015Apr

Personal Fitness and Mental Health

Regular exercise burns calories, builds muscles and decreases inflammation. In short, it does a body good. With all the physical benefits that come along with a fitness regimen, it should come as no surprise that there are mental benefits as well. The brain is part of the body, after all. Last year, we discussed a…

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232014Jun
Exercise Said to Benefit Patients With Depression

Exercise Said to Benefit Patients With Depression

Though an APA practice guideline includes exercise as an adjunct treatment for depression, many physicians are unfamiliar with the prescription of exercise for this disorder. Exercise may do more than keep people physically fit; it may serve as an adjunct treatment to medication for relieving symptoms associated with certain mental illnesses, and researchers from the…

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232014Jun
Body Perception, Eating Disorders Can Differ Among Races

Body Perception, Eating Disorders Can Differ Among Races

African-American women are more likely to be affected by binge eating disorder than anorexia or bulimia, indicating that race may affect the incidence of eating and other psychiatric disorders. While many studies of eating disorders have primarily focused on psychiatric and other factors in Caucasian women, little research has investigated these illnesses in African-American women….

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